Your Toolkit Must-Haves for DIY Projects

Your Toolkit Must-Haves for DIY Projects

November 23, 2013 | DIY Home Improvement, Handy How-Tos

DIY projects can not only save you money, but also offer a creative way to decorate your apartment in no time. No matter which project you take on, you’re going to need the tools to help your vision become a reality. Stock up on these toolkit must-haves to create any DIY project from start to finish:

Adjustable Wrench: This tool comes in handy when loosening and tightening small nuts and bolts in hard-to-reach places. Its jaws can be adjusted to fit nuts and bolts of various sizes.

Cordless Drill: A drill will come in handy when you have a to hang a heavy picture or maybe make an opening in the back of a TV cabinet to allow the wires to go through.

Hammer: Of course hammers are great for banging nails, but they’re also good for other small tasks, like putting new heel tips on your favorite pumps.

Hot Glue Gun: Whether you’re making melted crayon art, assembling your own headband or creating a glittery pumpkin for Halloween, a hot glue gun is a must-have for DIY projects for home.

Paintbrushes: Make sure you have paintbrushes of various sizes so that you’ll have a brush of perfect size for every project. Small ones can help you touch up flaws on the trim around walls or furniture. Large ones can help you paint that armoire in your bedroom.

Tape Measure: Before you build that desk you have in mind for your home office, you’ll need to make sure that it fits. A tape measure can ensure that furniture pieces will be placed perfectly in every room of your apartment.

Staple Gun: A staple gun can come in handy when you’re assembling fabric for your DIY headboard project, tightening the fabric on your chair in your living room or doing other decorating projects.

Ladder or Step Stool: Need to reach up high to hang up a piece of artwork or paint the trim in your kitchen? A step stool or ladder can help you get the job done.

Sandpaper: Let’s say you want your vanity in your bedroom to have a more vintage look. Sandpaper can help you wear it down to give it a degree of roughness. Fine grit is ideal for finishing or smoothing a surface, while coarse grit is best for removing material.

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